(updated 04/23/14)

Campout sign-up deadline - Mon, Apr 28, midnight.   This is the deadline to register for May 2-4 campout.  For registration, click here.

Adult Pre-Campout Mtg - Tue, Apr 29, 6:00p.  Adults plan for the campout.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Apr 29, 6:30p, Scout Room.  SPL nominations.  FCT at 6:30p.

Merit Badge Counselors - Tue, Apr 29, 6:30p-8:00p, training session at SJD, Rm 210.  Link.  Bring your BSA registration number and copy of your YPT certificate if you have them.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, May 2-4.  The campout will be held at Texas Corinthian Yacht Club, which is near Kemah.  For map to site, click here.

Court of Honor - Tue, May 6, 6:30p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, May 8, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Troop Meeting - Tue, May 13, 6:30p, Scout Room.  SPL elections.

Summer Camp Info - Sun, May 18, 4:00p-5:30p, Scout Room.  This meeting is for both scouts and parents, and the meeting will cover all summer camps for 2014.



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Apr 15, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned in the two prior months.  In addition, William Ehrhardt and Mason Whiteside received their Eagle Scout ranks.  If you earned a merit badge or new rank and did not receive your award at the Court of Honor, please see Mrs. Barnes at one of the upcoming Troop Meetings.

The next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30p.


Merit Badge News

Counselors Wanted: If you are interested in being a Counselor for any of the Merit Badges, please contact Merit Badge Coordinator Monica Betz via email or stop by the sign-up table on a Tuesday evening.

Did you know the Troop has a recommended sequence for Scouts to take merit badge courses? Take a look the Troop Handbook on the Troop website, to see what history has taught us about age-appropriate merit badges.


Medical Forms
BSA has introduced new medical form for use starting March 2014.  If a scout has recently had a medical exam and used the older 2012 version of the medical form, that 2012 form will still be acceptable for summer camps in 2014. For the new medical forms, click this link.

Summer Camp Registration
Troop 55 is taking registrations for summer camps in 2014.  For information about the camps and to register, click this link.


first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Apr 29, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt T-7, Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan
    - Reqmt F-7a, lashings (instruct only)
May 2-4 at TCYC campout
    - Reqmt S-8a,b,c, swim precautions,
        swim skills, water reach rescue
    - Reqmt F-7a, lashings
    - Reqmt F-7b, camp gadget
    - Reqmt F-9b,c swim test, line rescue
May 13, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt - TBD
May 20, 6:30p - Advancement Session
    - Reqmt - TBD
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.



Youth Training:
NYLT, Jun 6-11 & 16-21   ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link
Outdoor Skills, Apr 16, 26-27 ► Link
Merit Badge Counselor, Apr 29   ►   Link
Merit Badge Counselor, May 20   ►   Link
Climb Instructor, Part II, May 2-4 ► Contact

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